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The fifth major installment in its series, Gears of War 4 caused a lot of excitement after it was revealed in January last year. However, Gears 4 has a lot of questions surrounding it, most notably whether The Coalition will be able to carry on the work of Epic Games/People Can Fly.

Set 25 years after Gears of War 3 , the game features new protagonists in JD Fenix, the son of Marcus Fenix (the protagonist of the preceding games), Kait Diaz and Delmont Walker. For the first time since Gears of War 2, the campaign mode will only support 2-player co-op.

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While some may see a developer switch as a cause for concern, seeing more of Marcus Fenix’s story following on from the wild ride that was Gears of War 3, might just help quiet some of the complaints. 2016 also sees the release of the Gears of War Ultimate Edition for Windows, which allows PC users to experience the story of the first game again with remastered graphics.

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Many gameplay elements from the previous games are retained such as taking cover to avoid damage and performing active reloads.A new feature is the Combat Knife, which can be used for melee attacks and allows new ways to perform executions.New weapons have been introduced as well such as the Dropshot weapon that fires explosive drills and the Buzzkill that fires ricocheting sawblades.The game features 4 categories of weather: from heavy breeze (trees, leaves, dust kicking up) and grow into violent category 3 windstorms that can affect combat and weapon usage.

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Release date: October 11, 2016

Platform: Microsoft Windows,Xbox One